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Child friendly plants perennials and shrubs

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:47

I planted what I wanted - my children were taught how to behave in the garden and not pick anything without asking me first.  As buttercup says - it's about educating them from the minute they can walk around on their own, and not leaving them  on their own in  a garden anyway - mine never were.  It would be the same as leaving them alone in a kitchen with pans of boiling stuff on a hob or a  room with an unguarded open fire. It shouldn't happen -  they must be supervised  

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:39

DD - had a very quick wander through your garden (as I have to go to work) - it's great  

You've worked so hard and I can't imagine how stressful it's all been  - but give yourself a huge pat on the back!  

and a lie down in a darkened room ...


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:34

Morning all. 

So sorry to hear your news Bill. Everyone who has 'met' you here will be thinking of you and hoping you are alright. Love to you and Mrs Bill xxx


Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:29

Hi Mumoftwo - I don't do hanging baskets as I don't like them, but my first thought was that it seemed a lot of plants for such a small amount of space and therefore compost and nutrition. I feel they  might be struggling to get enough to sustain them over a long period. Annuals in pots would be the same if there was a shortage.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 07:21

Smashing pix BL - thanks for sharing. Hope DD had plenty of cake to keep her going 

Verd - I bought those lilies as a bargain in Homebase last spring -  about 75p (I think) for three slightly dried out bulbs. They flowered perfectly well and are ready to go again now.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 07:11

Morning Dove and Verd. Been awake since five 

Looks like today might be a decent day after more rain last night, but I have to go to work and earn a crust or three. Hoping older fairy might lend me a hand later to get the area for grass done and netted. 

My Philadelphus are just starting to flower but I can't smell them - lack of warmth perhaps - or maybe it's just me? ....

Glad your cousin is making improvements Verd. I have a cousin in Canada who isn't well - Alzheimers. Sad. 

Looked at the pix BL - glad DD's day went well. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:02

This is the lily Verd - 'Blackout' in flower last year. 2nd pic is the nasturtium that replaced it,  with Canna and grasses etc behind. I think I moved the dark Phormium (Blackadder)  there later but I don't have a pic. There are a few purple leaves of a Ligularia just peekingout behind the Canna too.



Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:10
4thPanda wrote (see)

And my bald and weedy patches are OH   Hahaha!


I didn't like to suggest that Panda....


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:00

Panda - I have sheets and pillows on my bed....

I've done nothing  today other than a bit of cleaning and washing etc. Carry out for tea. Don't feel guilty at all  

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:56

Have you had too many doughnuts today Verdi?  

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